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Events in Durham, NC

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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2019 Little Sweep - Ellerbe Creek Clean Up

  • Where Ellerbe Creek meets Falls Lake
  • (919) 698-9729

Come celebrate Earth Day with the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association this Sunday to clean up trash in and along Ellerbe Creek. Great Lakes Brewing Company is graciously sponsoring this Little …


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Art Exhibit – Our Bull City: Exhibits from the Community

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

Community curators will mount a series of three- to six-week-long pop-up exhibits. This exhibit series, which was made possible by the City of Durham, NC Government, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, …


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Community Moves: Open Dance Class w/ Gerri Houlihan

This much-beloved series is now on the regular schedule as a drop-in class! Drop-in classes are $15 each (regular class cards available for a discounted rate), or for this class only, we are …


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Duke University String School: Orchestra Concert

This concert will feature the DUSS Youth Symphony performing Beethoven's 5th Symphony. The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. The Intermediate String Orchestra is conducted by Matt …


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Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4355

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …


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Fundraiser party in the park for SONG's Black Mama's Bailout

Join Triangle-SURJ for a festive, family-friendly fundraiser party at Durham's Northgate Park in support of Southerners On New Ground's Black Mama's Bailout! This community event will include …


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Hand-Lettered Photo Frame Class

Celebrate National Pet Parents Day with Danielle of Swing Lettering for a DIY hand-lettering class where you'll make your own custom frame featuring your dog's name! Registration fee goes toward …


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Highlights Tour

Discover amazing art through tours of exhibitions with a knowledgeable Nasher Gallery Guide. Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided highlights tour of the Nasher M…


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Intro to Film Photography (Through 5/12)

Dust of that old 35 mm film camera—you know, the one at the back your closet or junk drawer—and learn how to really use it. Join Jon Twietmeyer, photographer and Riverside High School …


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Lisa R and The Lucky Stars

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

the debut of the front line of Lisa R and The Lucky Stars. Join Lisa Rhodes, Leslie Land and Willie Painter as they play songs from their forthcoming album, My Memories Are Made of Songs. Nancy …


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Pinwheels Family Fun Day!

Exchange Family Center’s Pinwheels Family Fun Day brings together families, friends, and the greater community to generate awareness about the importance of supporting families and teachers to …


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Preservation Durham 23rd Annual Home Tour

  • (919) 682-3036

Preservation Durham's annual home tour is an important part of Preservation Durham's mission -- to protect Durham's historic assets through action, advocacy, and education. The tour enables …


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Rose Ensemble

  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Welcome the Stranger program.


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Shamanic Sound Experience

A celebration of goddess Cacao and Dance deepening your connection to self and community. The evening will be woven with:: ‣ Breath activation & vocal toning ‣ Cacao elixir:: A raw, …


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Triangle Spring Green Home Tour

  • Homes located throughout the Triangle

Homes are located throughout the Triangle area, including Durham, Orange, Chatham & Wake Counties. Annual multi-site tour of new homes (and newly remodeled) green home certified homes FREE, …


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Contemporary Foundations Dance Class (9-12 yo)

This class will be a continuation of self-discovery in a contemporary dance framework, building on skills of weight-sharing and improvisation covered in Creative Movement. Focus will include …


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Cunningham-Based Dance Technique

Justin’s classes are based in Cunningham Technique, taught through a contemporary lens. You will move through the traditional standing class sequence with a focus on energy management and …


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Developmental Movement Classes (2-3 yos)

In this class, two-year-olds will get to explore all of the dance possibilities available to their young bodies, including jumps, turns, going upside down, balancing on one foot, rolling, gliding, …


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Discovering Dance Classes (4-5yos)

This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in …


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Durham Bulls Baseball – Bark in the Park

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Norfolk Tides. To bring your dog, when purchasing, please select a seat in the 'Outfield Reserved' section, and purchase one canine ticket for each dog that will …


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NEW! Creative Movement and Composition (6-9yos)

In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. Each style of dance requires practicing many of the same building blocks, such as balance, coordination, …


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Norfolk Tides


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604